Tucson Police identify suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Police have now identified a man killed in an officer-involved shooting near 1st Avenue and Ft. Lowell Road.

Police say 39-year-old Mark Powell was shot and killed by officer Jeffrey Stover, a 23-year veteran of the force, after police received reports of an armed robbery at 850 E. Ft. Lowell at the Ace Cash Express around 9:00 a.m.

The officer involved in yesterday’s shooting was Officer Jeffrey Stover, a 23-year veteran of the Tucson Police

Officers received information that Powell was inside the building and possibly had an employee held hostage. As they arrived, the suspect was walking out of the building and was holding a handgun.

Sgt. Dugan with TPD says that officers told Powell to drop his weapon and at some point during the altercation, an officer shot the suspect.

Powell was then transported to the hospital and later died from his injuries.

No officers were injured during this incident. 

This investigation is ongoing.

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